Third ventricle germinoma after total removal of intrasellar teratoma. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1992 Oct;77(4):643-7. doi: 10.3171/jns.1992.77.4.0643.


A unique case is presented of a third ventricle germinoma developing 3 years after total removal of an intrasellar teratoma. The third ventricle germinoma was not considered to be a recurrence or dissemination of the mature intrasellar teratoma but to have been transformed from multicenter germ cells present in the midline of the brain with different temporal development. The relevant literature is reviewed and the problems of management of patients with germ-cell tumors are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cerebral Ventricle Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Dysgerminoma* / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Neoplasms, Second Primary* / diagnosis
  • Sella Turcica*
  • Skull Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Skull Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Teratoma / diagnosis
  • Teratoma / surgery*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed